Kanawha Valley altercation; death under investigation

Staff Report

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the July 23 death of an individual following a physical altercation to the weekend before at Kanawha Valley in Dugspur.

According to a press release issued Monday by Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, there was an incident involving a group of individuals at Kanawha Valley, an attraction and lodging destination with a Western theme in Dugspur. The incident resulted in a physical altercation, Gardner said in the press release. On July 17, one of the individuals involved with the altercation was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

“The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of this incident on July 18 and opened an investigation,” Gardner said. “This individual was pronounced deceased on July 23 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A cause of death ruling from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science is to follow. This case is still under investigation.”

The name of the deceased or those involved in the altercation were not released by Gardner’s office.


Staff Report

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